Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun colouring

3 senses of colouring

Sense 1
coloring, colouring, food coloring, food colouring, food color, food colour -- (a digestible substance used to give color to food; "food color made from vegetable dyes")
       => foodstuff, food product -- (a substance that can be used or prepared for use as food)

Sense 2
color, colour, coloring, colouring -- (a visual attribute of things that results from the light they emit or transmit or reflect; "a white color is made up of many different wavelengths of light")
       => visual property -- (an attribute of vision)

Sense 3
coloring, colouring -- (the act or process of changing the color of something)
       => change of color -- (an act that changes the light that something reflects)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb colour

6 senses of colour

Sense 1
color, colour -- (modify or bias; "His political ideas color his lectures")
       => influence, act upon, work -- (have and exert influence or effect; "The artist's work influenced the young painter"; "She worked on her friends to support the political candidate")

Sense 2
color, colour, emblazon -- (decorate with colors; "color the walls with paint in warm tones")
       => decorate, adorn, grace, ornament, embellish, beautify -- (make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.; "Decorate the room for the party"; "beautify yourself for the special day")

Sense 3
color, colour, gloss -- (give a deceptive explanation or excuse for; "color a lie")
       => apologize, apologise, excuse, justify, rationalize, rationalise -- (defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning; "rationalize the child's seemingly crazy behavior"; "he rationalized his lack of success")

Sense 4
tinge, color, colour, distort -- (affect as in thought or feeling; "My personal feelings color my judgment in this case"; "The sadness tinged his life")
       => affect, impact, bear upon, bear on, touch on, touch -- (have an effect upon; "Will the new rules affect me?")

Sense 5
color, colorize, colorise, colourise, colourize, colour, color in, colour in -- (add color to; "The child colored the drawings"; "Fall colored the trees"; "colorize black and white film")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Sense 6
discolor, discolour, colour, color -- (change color, often in an undesired manner; "The shirts discolored")
       => change -- (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night")

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